Nourished by deep roots in the expansive canon of traditional American music, The Lonely Heartstring Band holds a reverence for the past that informs their push towards the future. This dynamic young bluegrass band is gaining acclaim across the country and on Friday, Aug. 3 they will perform at the Opera House in Boothbay Harbor at 7:30 p.m.
Band members George Clements (guitar, vocals) Patrick M'Gonigle (fiddle, vocals) Charles Clements (bass, vocals) Matt Witler (mandolin) and Gabe Hirshfeld (banjo) bring together their own musical styles to create a sound greater than the sum of its parts. Combining soulful instrumental virtuosity with soaring three-part harmonies, their growing repertoire of original songs and compositions showcases not only their considerable talents, but a dedication to meaningful roots-conscious music.
Since their beginnings in 2012, The Lonely Heartstring Band has been on the rise and shows no sign of slowing down. With their 2015 IBMA (International Bluegrass Music Association) Momentum Award and their 2016 release of their debut full-length album, Deep Waters, the band is on the front edge of a significant career.
Already they have generated a devoted following of music-lovers across North America, performing and headlining at major music festivals and historic venues from Western Canada to California, from Kentucky to Maine. For more information on the band, visit www.lonelyheartstringband.com
Tickets are available through the box office, $20 advance. The box office is located at 86 Townsend Avenue or by calling 633-5159. Regularly priced tickets, $25, are available online at www.boothbayoperahouse.com and at the door.
"Topnotch instrumentation and a beautiful vocal blend are the cursory reasons to begin forming an allegiance to this band. Their music is addicting, and just like viewing the Grand Canyon, you can't begin to find the words to describe the wonder witnessed." -Bluegrass Unlimited